Coroner IDs body found in Ashtabula County as missing teen

SHARON: Arrested May 11 - John Bove, 36, charged with felony fleeing and eluding, receiving stolen property, and use or possession of drug paraphernalia in Mercer County and kidnapping and grand theft of a motor vehicle in Ashtabula County


SAYBROOK TWP., Ohio (WYTV) – A body found in Ashtabula County has been positively identified as a missing 13-year-old girl.

Kara Zdanczewski disappeared last Tuesday. She was found days later in a wooded area in Saybrook Township.

Police arrested 46-year-old John Bove in connection with the crime. He was arrested in Sharon, Pa. after brief car and foot chase.

Investigators say the girl’s parents asked Bove to take her from their Ashtabula home. The two were arguing and didn’t want her to be around to around at the time.

Bove is currently in the Mercer County Jail, awaiting extradition back to Ohio.